Bloating, gas, and problems with digestion. When you have a gallstone, this blocks the bile the liver produces from entering the digestive tract, and thus directly impacts the digestive process. You will have problems with digestion, and experience bloating and flatulence. The body will also be less able to absorb crucial nutrients and fats from the intestinal region. This is accompanied by pain and is medically known as biliary colic. The pain can radiate out from the upper right of the abdomen into the shoulder region, and into the upper back area.